Power’s still out on much of the UCB campus this morning, which is pretty much unprecedented. Classes cancelled, buildings closed. A big yellow sign on my office door said I should turn around and go home. A substation flooded, causing a cascade failure. Question: How does such a critical substation get built and run without major water-detection and warning systems? Anyway, had a nice bike ride to work and back, now I’ve got the day off to work on the SKSM database and leave for dad’s place early.